Time Spent Inspecting, Trackside Sensors Discussed at NTSB Hearings in EP

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Not enough people to inspect rail cars, and not enough time allotted for doing those inspections.

That was one of the themes of Friday’s public hearing in East Palestine on the February toxic train derailment in the village.

The NTSB wrapped up a second day of hearings following a public input session Wednesday night.

There was a lot of discussion Friday on trackside sensors that showed the failed bearing on one of the rail cars beginning to heat up, but that wasn’t enough to set off an alarm.